In every classroom from prep to Year 10, children in schools will learn coding skills and get hands-on with robotics in Queensland as the state becomes the first in Australia to mandate in-depth computer programming training.
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New York City’s North Brother Island has lived many past lives, as a shipwreck site, a smallpox clinic, a tuberculosis colony and a drug rehab facility, for starters. The 20-acre island, which sits between the Bronx and Riker’s Island, has been abandoned since the 1970s. But two architecture students are hoping to change that soon, with a proposal to build a school for autistic children on the island.
Garrett High School in the US has come under fire for its ridiculous policy of monitoring student tweets. In fact, police were even called to the school on Friday because students were threatening to protest after a student was expelled for swearing on Twitter when he wasn't even at school.
A new EU proposal entitled The potential dangers of electromagnetic fields and their effect on the environment seeks to ban all wireless transmitting and receiving devices near and in schools. That means mobile phones, wireless phones, and worst of all, Wi-Fi.
American public schools are known for having some pretty terrible food. High in fat and sugar, low in most other things. This leads to childhood obesity. Not good. So some Texas cafeterias are taking a high-tech approach to health.
Twitter is a good thing as long as it allows us to do things we couldn't do without it. Such as: organising democratic change in the Middle East! But Twitter is really sad when it's used as a classroom crutch.